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How to use apostatize in a sentence

He was immediately cast into prison, and alternate threats and promises were employed to induce him to apostatize.
MARY, HELP OF CHRISTIANSVARIOUS
Morrice FitzJohn of Desmond was allowed to endeavour to induce them to apostatize and enter the service of their enemy.
SIR WALTER RALEGHWILLIAM STEBBING
He then returned to Cologne, where he again met Bucer and Melanchthon, who were endeavoring to induce the bishop to apostatize.
THE JESUITS, 1534-1921THOMAS J. CAMPBELL
There is nothing will cause you sooner to apostatize from your Principles, and from your practices, then base fear of men.
A VINDICATION OF THE PRESBYTERIALL-GOVERNMENT AND MINISTRYMINISTERS AND ELDERS OF THE LONDON PROVINCIALL ASSEMBLY
The revolt in Cagayan in 1718 finishes the mission, for its inhabitants apostatize and take to the mountain.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898VARIOUS
Many would apostatize, because they are believers only in name; but true believers would remain steadfast, as in the days of old.
COMPANION TO THE BIBLEE. P. BARROWS
Domiciled Quakers upon conviction, refusing to apostatize, to be banished, under pain of death on return.
THE EMANCIPATION OF MASSACHUSETTSBROOKS ADAMS
In former times, the Christians who refused to apostatize were summarily consigned to execution.
THE IGNATIAN EPISTLES ENTIRELY SPURIOUSWILLIAM DOOL KILLEN
Thus the import of the question is: Is it natural to apostatize and never to repent of it?
THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE PROPHECIES OF JEREMIAHC J BALL
The following morning the Portuguese were offered their lives if they would apostatize.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 15, SLICE 2VARIOUS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
JULY 26, 2021
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docile

WORDS RELATED TO APOSTATIZE

  • apostatize
  • backslide
  • become obsolete
  • cease
  • decline
  • degenerate
  • descend
  • deteriorate
  • die
  • elapse
  • end
  • expire
  • go by
  • pass
  • recede
  • recidivate
  • relapse
  • retrograde
  • return
  • revert
  • run out
  • slide
  • slip
  • subside
  • terminate
  • weaken
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